Lost to LSU Tigers 32-31 (OT)
How crazy is this! It’s over for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Just one week into November, Nick Saban’s team is out of the running for the College Football Playoff. This is the earliest the Tide weren’t in any national championship hunt since 2010, which also occurred due to a loss at LSU they suffered on the first Saturday of November.
Of course, Saban deserves a lot of blame for this with that decision to go for two the second time in regulation. However, this team just has too many underlying issues, particularly on offense outside of Bryce Young. They could easily be 5-4 right now, but they could also be 9-0.
Now, these issues may not be good for Tennessee football, as that Alabama win just doesn’t look as impressive, but it’s probably good for the sport as a whole to see more parity. With the playoff and the west out of play, though, how will Alabama approach the rest of the regular season?
It’s not over, after all. The Tide have to visit Ole Miss this week, another team coming off a bye, and that could be another loss. Then they host the Austin Peay Governors and Auburn, which should guarantee them nine wins, but given what we’ve seen from this team, anything’s possible up to this point.